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  • HoopStudies
    ... Seattle ... sessions ... sports ... balance ... I have the program and will try to post it later (when I get home). I know Dave Berri has a hand in setting
    Message 1 of 8 , Apr 2, 2002
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      --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
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      >
      > On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, HoopStudies wrote:
      >
      > [...]
      >
      > > There really could be a lot of econometrics in evaluating
      > > basketball. For anyone interested, especially those in the
      Seattle
      > > area, the Western Economics Association is having a meeting in
      > > Seattle June 29 - July 3 this year and they do have a couple
      sessions
      > > on sports economics. Could be very boring or tedious if they get
      >
      > They don't appear to have set the program yet...most economics of
      sports
      > stuff that I've seen is literally economics of sports: cost-benefit
      > analysis of stadiums, effects of salary caps, long-run competitive
      balance
      > in leagues, effects of free agency, revenue sharing, etc.
      >

      I have the program and will try to post it later (when I get home).

      I know Dave Berri has a hand in setting up the sessions and he is
      interested in the statistical analysis. He is applying the type of
      value analysis to economics questions, but obviously is looking at
      the stats.

      > Economics of sports does seem to be a very small but reasonably
      growing
      > field in economics, certainly the pace of books getting published is
      > increasing. But they all seem to be about economics of sports
      rather than
      > sports statistics.

      I can send a couple citations where economics journals have verged
      into the realm of sports statistics analysis.

      DeanO
    • Michael K. Tamada
      On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, HoopStudies wrote: [...] ... [...] ... Okay, the WEA website didn t have any program info, just registration info. ... Yes, I d like to see
      Message 2 of 8 , Apr 3, 2002
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        On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, HoopStudies wrote:

        [...]

        > > > area, the Western Economics Association is having a meeting in
        > > > Seattle June 29 - July 3 this year and they do have a couple
        > sessions
        > > > on sports economics. Could be very boring or tedious if they get

        [...]

        > I have the program and will try to post it later (when I get home).

        Okay, the WEA website didn't have any program info, just registration
        info.

        > I can send a couple citations where economics journals have verged
        > into the realm of sports statistics analysis.

        Yes, I'd like to see them -- economists should be capable of doing good
        work in this field, but as I said, most of the stuff, including especially
        the good stuff, that I've seen is by operations researchers.


        --MKT
      • HoopStudies
        What Operations Research things have you seen? I think I saw some baseball stuff a few years ago. I haven t seen anything in basketball. I haven t looked in
        Message 3 of 8 , Apr 3, 2002
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          What Operations Research things have you seen? I think I saw some
          baseball stuff a few years ago. I haven't seen anything in
          basketball. I haven't looked in a while. I saw something in
          Management Science, too.

          Here is the program for some of the sports econ stuff (apologies for
          all the address info between the actual presentation titles):

          SESSION 1


          Session Organizers: Elizabeth Gustafson and Lawrence Hadley

          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: HADLEYLA@...

          Session Title: SPORTS ECONOMICS

          Topic Area Code: L83

          Scheduling Requests: If possible, please schedule the six sports
          economics sessions organized by Gustafson and Hadley on Sunday, June
          30 and Monday, July 1 so that they do not conflict. We prefer to
          have three sessions on each day. We would also prefer to have a "one
          session break" each day.

          Chair: Lawrence Hadley, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-Mail: HADLEYLA@...


          Paper 1: Robert Baade and Victor Matheson, Lake Forest College, Lake
          Forest, IL.

          Title: The Quest for the Cup: Assessing the Economic Impact of the
          World Cup.

          Robert Baade
          Lake Forest College
          555 N. Sheridan
          Lake Forest, IL 60640
          847-735-5136 FAX: 847-735-6193
          E-mail: baade@...

          Victor Matheson
          Lake Forest College
          555 N. Sheridan
          Lake Forest, IL 60640
          847-735-5196 FAX: 847-735-6193
          E-mail: matheson@...


          Paper 2: David Berri, California State University-Bakersfield,
          Bakersfield, CA, and Todd Jewell, University of North Texas, Denton,
          TX.

          Title: Can You Buy the Fans' Love? An Inter-Sport Comparison.

          David Berri
          Department of Economics
          California State University—Bakersfield
          9001 Stockdale Highway
          Bakersfield, CA 93311
          661-664-2027 FAX: 661-664-2049
          E-mail: dberri@...

          Todd Jewell
          Department of Economics
          University of North Texas
          PO Box 311457
          Denton, TX 76203-1457
          940-565-3337
          E-mail: tjewell@...


          Paper 3: Donald Coffin, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN.

          Title: So That's What It's Worth.

          Donald Coffin
          Division of Business and Economics
          Indiana University Northwest
          3400 Broadway
          Gary, IN 46408-1197
          219-980-6630 FAX: 219-980-6579
          E-mail: don@...


          Paper 4: Stephen Spurr, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and
          Anthony Krautmann, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

          Title: Baseball Errors Revisited

          Stephen Spurr
          Department of Economics
          Wayne State University
          Detroit, MI 48202
          313-577-3345 FAX: 313-577-0149
          E-mail: sspurr@...

          Anthony Krautmann
          Economics Department
          DePaul University
          1 East Jackson
          Chicago, IL 60604
          312-362-6176 FAX: 312-362-5452




          Discussant 1: Peter von Allmen, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

          Peter von Allmen
          Moravian College
          1200 Main Street
          Bethlehem, PA 18018
          Phone: 610-861-1430 FAX: 610-861-3980
          E-mail: pvonallmen@...

          Discussant 2: John Leadley, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

          John Leadley
          Division of Business and Economics
          Western Oregon University
          Monmouth, OR 97361
          503-838-8719 FAX: 503-838-8723
          E-mail: leadlej@...

          Discussant 3: Michael Leeds, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

          Michael Leeds
          Department of Economics
          Temple University
          Philadelphia, PA 19122
          215-204-8030 FAX: 215-204-6828
          E-mail: mleeds@...

          Discussant 4: Joel Maxcy, SUNY-Courtland, Courtland, NY.

          Joel Maxcy
          Department of Economics
          SUNY-Cortland
          PO Box 2000
          Cortland, NY 13045
          Phone: 607-753-2440 FAX: 607-753-5983
          E-mail: maxcy@...















          SESSION 2

          Session Organizers: Elizabeth Gustafson and Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...

          Session Title: ATTENDANCE IN THE SPORTS INDUSTRY

          Topic Area Code: L83

          Scheduling Requests: If possible, please schedule the six sports
          economics sessions organized by Gustafson and Hadley on Sunday, June
          30 and Monday, July 1 so that they do not conflict. We prefer to
          have three sessions on each day. We would also prefer to have a "one
          session break" each day.

          Chair: Elizabeth Gustafson, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Elizabeth Gustafson
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...


          Paper 1: David K. Forrest and Rob Simmons, University of Salford,
          Salford, UK.

          Title: Spatial Demand Modeling of Demand for Sports

          David K. Forrest
          Centre for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming
          University of Salford
          Salford, M5 4WT, UK
          PHONE: 44 (0)161 295 3674 FAX: 44 (0)161 295 2130
          E-mail: D.K.Forrest@...

          Rob Simmons
          Centre for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming
          University of Salford
          Salford, M5 4WT, UK
          PHONE: 44 (0)161 295 3205 FAX: 44 (0)161 295 2130



          Paper 2: David Berri, California State University—Bakersfield,
          Bakersfield, CA, Martin Schmidt, Portland State University, Portland,
          OR, and Stacy Brook, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD.

          Title: What Attracts the Fan? Team Wins and/or the Star Attraction
          in the NBA

          David Berri
          Department of Economics
          California State University—Bakersfield
          9001 Stockdale Highway
          Bakersfield, CA 93311
          661-664-2028 FAX: 661-664-2049
          E-mail: dberri@...

          Martin Schmidt
          PO Box 751
          Portland State University
          Portland, OR 97207-0751
          503-725-3930 FAX: 503-725-3945
          E-mail: Schmidtm@...

          Stacey Brook
          University of Sioux Falls
          1101 West 22nd St.
          Sioux Falls, SD 57105
          605-331-6706 FAX: 605-331-6615
          E-Mail: Stacey.Brook@...

          Paper 3: John Leadley and Zenon Zygmont, Western Oregon University,
          Monmouth, OR.

          Title: When Is the Honeymoon Over: NBA Attendance 1970-2000

          John Leadley
          Division of Business and Economics
          Western Oregon University
          Monmouth, OR 97361
          503-838-8719 FAX: 503-838-8723
          E-mail: leadlej@...

          Zenon Zygmont
          Division of Business and Economics
          Western Oregon University
          Monmouth, OR 97361
          503-838-8244 FAX: 503-838-8723

          Paper 4: Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.

          Title: Attendance Decline in Korean Professional Baseball League:
          Economic Crisis or Competitive Imbalance?

          Young Hoon Lee
          Department of Economics
          Hansung University
          389, Samsun-dong, Sungbuk-gu
          Seoul 136-792, Korea
          822-760-4066 FAX: 822-760-4217
          E-mail: yhnlee@...


          Discussant 1: Stephen Shmanske, California State University- Hayward,
          Hayward, CA.

          Stephen Shmanske
          Department of Economics
          California State University-Hayward
          Hayward, CA 94542-3068
          Phone: 510-885-3339 FAX: 510-885-4699
          E-mail: sshmansk@...

          Discussant 2: Patrick Rishe, Webster University, St. Louis, MO.

          Patrick Rishe
          Webster University
          470 East Lockwood Av.
          St. Louis, MO 63119
          314-961-2660 x-7553 E-mail: prishe@...

          Discussant 3: Stefan Szymanski, Imperial College, London, UK.

          Stefan Szymanski
          Imperial College Management School
          53 Prince's Gate
          Exhibition Road
          London SW7 2PG, UK
          44-20-7594-9107 FAX: 44-20-7823-7685
          E-mail: szy@...

          Discussant 4: Craig A. Depken, II, University of Texas at Arlington,
          Arlington, TX.

          Craig A. Depken, II
          Department of Economics
          University of Texas at Arlington
          Box 19479
          Arlington, TX 76019








          SESSION 3

          Session Organizers: Elizabeth Gustafson and Lawrence Hadley

          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: HADLEYLA@...

          Session Title: COMPETITIVE BALANCE IN SPORTS LEAGUES

          Topic Area Code: L83

          Scheduling Requests: If possible, please schedule the six sports
          economics sessions organized by Gustafson and Hadley on Sunday, June
          30 and Monday, July 1 so that they do not conflict. We prefer to
          have three sessions on each day. We would also prefer to have a "one
          session break" each day.

          Chair: Lawrence Hadley, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-Mail: HADLEYLA@...


          Paper 1: Rodney Fort, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and
          Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.

          Title: Explaining the Behavior of Competitive Balance Over Time

          Rodney Fort
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741
          509-335-6651 FAX: 509-335-4362
          E-mail: fort@...

          Young Hoon Lee
          Department of Economics
          Hansung University
          389, Samsun-dong, Sungbuk-gu
          Seoul 136-792, Korea
          822-760-4066 FAX: 822-760-4217
          E-mail: yhnlee@...


          Paper 2: Stefan Szymanski, Imperial College, London, UK.

          Title: Competitive Balance and Income Redistribution in Team Sports

          Stefan Szymanski
          Imperial College Management School
          53 Prince's Gate
          Exhibition Road
          London SW7 2PG, UK
          44-20-7594-9108 FAX: 44-20-7823-7685
          E-mail: szy@...


          Paper 3: Anthony Krautmann, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

          Title: Buying a Pennant in Major League Baseball

          Anthony Krautmann
          Economics Department
          DePaul University
          1 East Jackson
          Chicago, IL 60604
          312-362-6176 FAX: 312-362-5452

          Paper 4: Joel Maxcy, SUNY—Cortland, Cortland, NY.

          Title: Revenue Sharing in MLB: A Paradoxical Reversal of Fortune?

          Joel Maxcy
          Department of Economics
          SUNY-Cortland
          PO Box 2000
          Cortland, NY 13045
          Phone: 607-753-2440 FAX: 607-753-5983
          E-mail: maxcy@...


          Discussant 1: Bernd Frick, University of Witten/Herdecke, Witten,
          Germany.

          Bernd Frick
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany
          49(0) 2302 926-575 FAX: 49(0) 2302 926-587
          E-mail: bfrick@...

          Discussant 2: Rodney Fort, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

          Rodney Fort
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741
          509-335-6651 FAX: 509-335-4362
          E-mail: fort@...


          Discussant 3: Lisa O'Keeffe, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH and
          Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire, England.

          Lisa O'Keeffe
          Archway, 5 Old Welton Rd.
          Welton
          East Riding, Yorkshire
          HU10 7UH, England, UK
          PHONE: 011 44 1482 665115 FAX: 011 44 1482 325587
          E-mail: drokeeffe@...

          Discussant 4: Victor Matheson, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.

          Victor Matheson
          Lake Forest College
          555 N. Sheridan
          Lake Forest, IL 60640
          847-735-5197 FAX: 847-735-6193
          E-mail: matheson@...


          SESSION 4


          Session Organizers: Elizabeth Gustafson and Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...

          Session Title: PAY AND PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS I

          Topic Area Code: L83

          Scheduling Requests: If possible, please schedule the six sports
          economics sessions organized by Gustafson and Hadley on Sunday, June
          30 and Monday, July 1 so that they do not conflict. We prefer to
          have three sessions on each day. We would also prefer to have a "one
          session break" each day.

          Chair: Elizabeth Gustafson, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Elizabeth Gustafson
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...


          Paper 1: Bernd Frick, Alexander Dilger, and Joachim Prinz,
          University of Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany.

          Title: The Performance Effects of Up-Front Payments: Signing
          Bonuses and Player Opportunism in the NFL

          Bernd Frick
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany
          49(0) 2302 926-575 FAX: 49(0) 2302 926-587
          E-mail: bfrick@...

          Alexander Dilger
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany

          Joachim Prinz
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany


          Paper 2: John Fizel and Tim Smaby, Pennsylvania State University,
          Erie, PA.

          Title: Economic Value of Athlete Endorsement Contracts: An Event
          Study

          John Fizel
          Economics Department
          Penn State--Erie
          Station Road
          Erie, PA 16563-1400
          814-898-6323 FAX: 814-898-6223
          E-mail: fzk@...

          Tim Smaby
          Finance Department
          Penn State--Erie
          Station Road
          Erie, PA 16563-1400

          Paper 3: Donn Johnson and Mark Gius, Quinnipiac University, Hamden,
          CT.

          Title: Factors That Affect the Salaries of NFL Players by Position
          Revisited

          Donn Johnson
          Economics Department
          Quinnipiac University
          Hamden, CT 06473
          203-582-8205 FAX: 203-582-8664
          E-mail: donn.johnson@...

          Mark Gius
          Economics Department
          Quinnipiac University
          Hamden, CT 06473

          Paper 4: Patrick Rishe, Webster University, St. Louis, MO.

          Title: The Mythical Correlation between Ticket Prices and Team
          Payroll: Evidence from the `Big Four'

          Patrick Rishe
          Webster University
          470 East Lockwood Av.
          St. Louis, MO 63119
          314-961-2660 x-7553
          E-mail: prishe@...


          Discussant 1: Anthony Krautmann, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

          Anthony Krautmann
          Economics Department
          DePaul University
          1 East Jackson
          Chicago, IL 60604
          312-362-6176 FAX: 312-362-5452

          Discussant 2: Martin Schmidt, Portland State University, Portland,
          OR.

          Martin Schmidt
          PO Box 751
          Portland State University
          Portland, OR 97207-0751
          503-725-3930 FAX: 503-725-3945
          E-mail: Schmidtm@...

          Discussant 3: David Berri, California State University-Bakersfield,
          Bakersfield, CA.

          David Berri
          Department of Economics
          California State University—Bakersfield
          9001 Stockdale Highway
          Bakersfield, CA 93311
          661-664-2029 FAX: 661-664-2049
          E-mail: dberri@...

          Discussant 4: Stacey Brook, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls,
          SD.

          Stacey Brook
          University of Sioux Falls
          1101 West 22nd St.
          Sioux Falls, SD 57105
          605-331-6707 FAX: 605-331-6615
          E-Mail: Stacey.Brook@...


          SESSION 5


          Session Organizers: Elizabeth Gustafson and Lawrence Hadley

          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: HADLEYLA@...

          Session Title: PAY AND PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS II

          Topic Area Code: L83

          Scheduling Requests: If possible, please schedule the six sports
          economics sessions organized by Gustafson and Hadley on Sunday, June
          30 and Monday, July 1 so that they do not conflict. We prefer to
          have three sessions on each day. We would also prefer to have a "one
          session break" each day.

          Chair: Lawrence Hadley, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-Mail: HADLEYLA@...


          Paper 1: Martin Schmidt, Portland State University, Portland, OR,
          and David Berri, California State University—Bakersfield,
          Bakersfield, CA.

          Title: On the Evolution of Player Performance in Major League
          Baseball.

          Martin Schmidt
          PO Box 751
          Portland State University
          Portland, OR 97207-0751
          503-725-3930 FAX: 503-725-3945
          E-mail: Schmidtm@...

          David Berri
          Department of Economics
          California State University—Bakersfield
          9001 Stockdale Highway
          Bakersfield, CA 93311
          661-664-2030 FAX: 661-664-2049
          E-mail: dberri@...


          Paper 2: Bernd Frick, Alexander Dilger, and Joachim Prinz,
          University of Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany.

          Title: Pay and Performance in Professional Road Running: The Case
          of City Marathons
          Bernd Frick
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany
          49(0) 2302 926-575 FAX: 49(0) 2302 926-587
          E-mail: bfrick@...

          Alexander Dilger
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany

          Joachim Prinz
          University of Witten/Herdecke
          Department of Economics
          Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50
          D-58448 Witten, Germany



          Paper 3: Peter von Allmen, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

          Title: A Comparison of the Season Championship Rewards and
          Incentives in NASCAR Winston Cup and Championship Auto Racing Teams
          (CART)

          Peter von Allmen
          Moravian College
          1200 Main Street
          Bethlehem, PA 18018
          Phone: 610-861-1430 FAX: 610-861-3980
          E-mail: pvonallmen@...

          Paper 4: Michael Leeds, Irina Pistolet, and Elizabeth Wheaton, Temple
          University, Philadelphia, PA.

          Title: The Impact of Race on Playing Time in the National Basketball
          Association

          Michael Leeds
          Department of Economics
          Temple University
          Philadelphia, PA 19122
          215-204-8030 FAX: 215-204-6828
          E-Mail: mleeds@...


          Irina Pistolet
          Department of Economics
          Temple University
          Philadelphia, PA 19122
          FAX: 215-204-6828 E-mail: ipistole@...

          Elizabeth Wheaton
          Department of Economics
          Temple University
          Philadelphia, PA 19122
          FAX: 215-204-6828 E-mail: ewheaton@...



          Discussant 1: Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.

          Young Hoon Lee
          Department of Economics
          Hansung University
          389, Samsun-dong, Sungbuk-gu
          Seoul 136-792, Korea
          822-760-4066 FAX: 822-760-4217
          E-mail: yhnlee@...

          Discussant 2: Lawrence Hadley, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2403 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-Mail: HADLEYLA@...

          Discussant 3: Donn Johnson, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.

          Donn Johnson
          Economics Department
          Quinnipiac University
          Hamden, CT 06473
          203-582-8206 FAX: 203-582-8664
          E-mail: donn.johnson@...

          Discussant 4: Elizabeth Gustafson, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Elizabeth Gustafson
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...


          SESSION 6


          Session Organizers: Elizabeth Gustafson and Lawrence Hadley
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          PHONE: 937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...

          Session Title: MARKET STRUCTURE IN SPORTS

          Topic Area Code: L83

          Scheduling Requests: If possible, please schedule the six sports
          economics sessions organized by Gustafson and Hadley on Sunday, June
          30 and Monday, July 1 so that they do not conflict. We prefer to
          have three sessions on each day. We would also prefer to have a "one
          session break" each day.

          Chair: Elizabeth Gustafson, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

          Elizabeth Gustafson
          Department of Economics
          University of Dayton
          Dayton, OH 45469-2251
          937-229-2406 FAX: 937-229-2477
          E-mail: GUSTAFSO@...

          Paper 1: Lisa O'Keeffe, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH and
          Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire, England.

          Title: The Economic and Financal Effects of Applying the American
          Professional Team Sports Model to British Rugby

          Lisa O'Keeffe
          Archway, 5 Old Welton Rd.
          Welton
          East Riding, Yorkshire
          HU10 7UH, England, UK
          PHONE: 011 44 1482 665115 FAX: 011 44 1482 325587
          E-mail: drokeeffe@...

          Paper 2: Rodney Fort, Jason Winfree, Dan Axelson, and Jill
          McCluskey, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

          Title: Vertical Integration in Professional Baseball

          Rodney Fort
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741
          509-335-6651 FAX: 509-335-4362
          E-mail: fort@...




          Jason Winfree
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741

          Dan Axelson
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741

          Jill McCluskey
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741

          Paper 3: Craig A. Depken, II and Dennis P. Wilson, University of
          Texas, Arlington, TX.

          Title: The Impacts of Cartel Enforcement in NCAA Division IA Football

          Craig A. Depken, II
          Department of Economics
          University of Texas at Arlington
          Box 19479
          Arlington, TX 76019

          Dennis P. Wilson
          Department of Economics
          University of Texas at Arlington
          Box 19479
          Arlington, TX 76019

          Paper 4: Stephen Shmanske, California State University, Hayward, CA.

          Title: Market Preemption and Entry Deterrence: Evidence from the
          Golf Course Industry


          Stephen Shmanske
          Department of Economics
          California State University-Hayward
          Hayward, CA 94542-3068
          Phone: 510-885-3339 FAX: 510-885-4699
          E-mail: sshmansk@...















          Discussant 1: Rodney Fort, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

          Rodney Fort
          Department of Economics
          Washington State University
          Pullman, WA 99164-4741
          509-335-6651 FAX: 509-335-4362
          E-mail: fort@...

          Discussant 2: Donald Coffin, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN.

          Donald Coffin
          Division of Business and Economics
          Indiana University Northwest
          3400 Broadway
          Gary, IN 46408-1197
          219-980-6631 FAX: 219-980-6579
          E-mail: don@...

          Discussant 3: John Fizel, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA.

          John Fizel
          Economics Department
          Penn State--Erie
          Station Road
          Erie, PA 16563
          814-898-6323 FAX: 814-898-6223
          E-mail: fzk@...

          Discussant 4: Stephen Spurr, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

          Stephen Spurr
          Department of Economics
          Wayne State University
          Detroit, MI 48202
          313-577-3345 FAX: 313-577-0149
          E-mail: sspurr@...








          --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, HoopStudies wrote:
          >
          > [...]
          >
          > > > > area, the Western Economics Association is having a meeting
          in
          > > > > Seattle June 29 - July 3 this year and they do have a couple
          > > sessions
          > > > > on sports economics. Could be very boring or tedious if they
          get
          >
          > [...]
          >
          > > I have the program and will try to post it later (when I get
          home).
          >
          > Okay, the WEA website didn't have any program info, just
          registration
          > info.
          >
          > > I can send a couple citations where economics journals have
          verged
          > > into the realm of sports statistics analysis.
          >
          > Yes, I'd like to see them -- economists should be capable of doing
          good
          > work in this field, but as I said, most of the stuff, including
          especially
          > the good stuff, that I've seen is by operations researchers.
          >
          >
          > --MKT
        • Michael K. Tamada
          ... Actually, by far, most of the research is done in baseball, I was refering to work on sports statistics in general, not basketball statistics. [...] ...
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            On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, HoopStudies wrote:

            > What Operations Research things have you seen? I think I saw some
            > baseball stuff a few years ago. I haven't seen anything in
            > basketball. I haven't looked in a while. I saw something in
            > Management Science, too.

            Actually, by far, most of the research is done in baseball, I was
            refering to work on sports statistics in general, not basketball
            statistics.

            [...]

            > Paper 4: Stephen Spurr, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and
            > Anthony Krautmann, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
            >
            > Title: Baseball Errors Revisited

            Interesting title, but I'll bet it's about baseball's business errors, not
            on-field errors.


            > Paper 4: Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.
            >
            > Title: Attendance Decline in Korean Professional Baseball League:
            > Economic Crisis or Competitive Imbalance?

            Another intriguing title, I didn't even know there was a Korean
            professional baseball league. Competitive imbalance is a hot topic in
            baseball, much less so in basketball. Despite the recent Bulls dynasty
            and an ongoing potential Laker dynasty.


            > Paper 1: Rodney Fort, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and
            > Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.
            >
            > Title: Explaining the Behavior of Competitive Balance Over Time

            Fort's one of the big names in the economics of sports, I forget the name
            of his frequent co-author -- Quirk? -- who I think was at Caltech.


            > Session Title: PAY AND PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS I

            These are the papers which presumably will have to use sports statistics
            to measure players' performances levels and value. Economists should be
            capable of coming up with sophisticated measures, but the stuff I've seen
            usually uses just a simple Tendex-type measure, or batting average plus
            other stats, or etc.


            > Title: Pay and Performance in Professional Road Running: The Case
            > of City Marathons
            > Bernd Frick
            > University of Witten/Herdecke

            Almost certainly a model of a marathon as a tounrnament and an
            investigation into the effects of different compensation schemes (big
            prize to the winner only? Lots of little prizes to lots of top
            finishers?) Economists have been entranced by tournament theory for about
            20 years now.


            > Paper 3: Peter von Allmen, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.
            >
            > Title: A Comparison of the Season Championship Rewards and
            > Incentives in NASCAR Winston Cup and Championship Auto Racing Teams
            > (CART)

            I'd kind of expect the author to be from Auburn Univ or Florida State or
            something like that. ;) Another investigation into tournament
            incentives I bet.


            > Paper 4: Michael Leeds, Irina Pistolet, and Elizabeth Wheaton, Temple
            > University, Philadelphia, PA.
            >
            > Title: The Impact of Race on Playing Time in the National Basketball
            > Association

            Labor economists have done some studies of race and salary in sports,
            because it's one job category where the employee's performance is
            relatively easy to measure objectively. Again however, they usually focus
            on the economic issues and salary differentials, rather than on creating
            a sophisticated performance measure.


            > Paper 3: Craig A. Depken, II and Dennis P. Wilson, University of
            > Texas, Arlington, TX.
            >
            > Title: The Impacts of Cartel Enforcement in NCAA Division IA Football

            Nothing to do with basketball or sports statistics, just one of my
            favorite examples of one of the most successful cartels in the world: the
            NCAA. Forget OPEC, it faces substantial competition from non-OPEC
            suppliers such as Russia, Norway, Mexico, etc. The NCAA only had to
            compete with the NAIA -- until the hardship draft and increasing flood of
            Darryl Dawkins's, Kobes, Chandlers, etc. created a major competitor for
            the supply of labor, in the form of the NBA.


            > Paper 4: Stephen Shmanske, California State University, Hayward, CA.
            >
            > Title: Market Preemption and Entry Deterrence: Evidence from the
            > Golf Course Industry

            Apropos of nothing: I hate golf. The only good thing is that even golf
            fanatics are unable to bear listening to a golf broadcast, so golf doesn't
            pollute the radio airwaves.




            --MKT
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